Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Maranatha Baptist Bible College is located at Watertown, Wisconsin. Founded in 1968 by Dr. B. Myron and Thelma Cedarholm, the institute is named after an Aramaic phrase in the New Testament.

Maranatha Baptist Bible College is an independent fundamental Baptist institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees courses in Biblical counseling, business management, Bible study, theology, teacher education, nursing, humanities, music, and church ministries. It has a strong liberal arts focus.

Maranatha is a founding member of the Northern Athletics Conference. Its athletics teams are known as the Crusaders. Clubs on campus include Xcalibur, the Army ROTC Badger Battalion, and the Crusader Club.

Notable alumni of the institution include Ben Peterson, Olympic gold and silver medallist in wrestling, and James Gruenwald, member of the United States 2000 and 2004 Olympic wrestling teams.

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Maranatha Baptist Bible College Inc
745 W Main St
Watertown , WI 53094

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Maranatha Baptist Bible Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy52bible studies, missionary studies, religious music, theology, pastoral counseling, youth ministry, pastoral counseling and ministries
Education and Teaching37elementary school teaching, early childhood education, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching, ...
Business and Management20business management, accounting and management, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts16English, humanities
Office and Administration7office management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine4registered nursing
Music2music performance, music pedagogy

Number of programs and degrees for Maranatha Baptist Bible in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree12027
Associate's degree133
Master's degree85

Maranatha Baptist Bible Student Body

In 2007-2008, Maranatha Baptist Bible had a total enrollment of 918 students (836 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 95%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 39%
20-21 33%
22-24 18%
25-29 4%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown2%
New Hampshire1%
North Carolina1%
New York1%
New Jersey1%

Maranatha Baptist Bible Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 50 %

Maranatha Baptist Bible Room and Board (2007)

Maranatha Baptist Bible offers campus housing for 650 of its 836 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Watertown, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Maranatha Baptist Bible Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1926
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT1%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Maranatha Baptist Bible Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,560
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,560
Room and board $ 5,800
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,200

Financial Aid:
Maranatha Baptist Bible participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2317200)

Maranatha Baptist Bible Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$44,4230*
Associate professoracademic year13$36,4388$34,213
Assistant professoracademic year7$35,0003$30,304
Instructoracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year32$38,83312$32,546

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Maranatha Baptist Bible Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies

Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

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